About Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa and I lived for years with clutter and chaos in my home from caring for a sick parent (my Mom had Alzheimer’s) while managing a household with husband, kids and cats…all while attempting to run multiple businesses. It was, without a doubt, one of the most difficult times in my life. I survived it by ignoring non-essentials and allowing them to pile up around me. (I later realized I had sacrificed some essentials too.) I let go of as much as I could and focused on keeping my mother and my two very small children safe and well and socialized, though I didn’t always do the same for me. I rode the roller coaster of emotions that comes with constant uncertainty and sleep deprivation, mom guilt and caregiver guilt, and so much more. (You can hear a bit more about my mom on this personal podcast interview and to hear more about my story and my advice for caregivers, check out this podcast interview.)

When my time caring for my mother came to an end, I looked around and was shocked at the fall out. I was ashamed and weary and I didn’t like who I was or want to live like that anymore. I didn’t want my family to live like that anymore.  So I set out to change it. And me.

I slowly began to care for myself far more than I had for years, exploring holistic remedies and reteaching myself how to embrace rest and balance. I read tons of books and listened to thought leaders and expert organizers who inspired me to clear our space and follow my calling. As I did this, I saw how much it changed my whole family…how much it healed us. And I knew I had to help others experience that, so I became a coach.

While it’s not necessary to have lived what your clients have to help them as a coach, I have a unique perspective of empathy for most. I have lived extreme stress, mom guilt, self-care struggles, codependency, caregiver life, corporate world angst, direct sales drama, marital challenges, diet and exercise woahs, entrepreneurial endeavors, and the quest for holistic living in the middle of a compartmentalized, disposable world. 

I firmly believe that what we go through in our lives offers us an opportunity to learn and grow and help others. It’s my mission to help chronically overwhelmed caregivers make space in their lives for what matters and to be the antidote to their stress.

About Positively Productive Systems

Lisa Zawrotny founded Positively Productive Systems LLC in January 2016. 

She is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals and holds current certifications in time management, stress management, life coaching, and meditation instruction. 

Lisa began her business as a professional organizer helping clients in their homes. By 2017 she had shifted to entrepreneurial clients who were either working from home or in local businesses. With this shift in location came a shift from traditional organizing to productivity coaching. Lisa combined her knowledge of professional organizing with her 20+ years in the corporate world and her own experience as a business owner to become a productivity & organizing coach. 

By 2018 her clientele had shifted almost completely to entrepreneurs, especially multitasking mothers, and her coaching shifted to primarily online. 

Lisa has been featured in numerous podcast and video summit interviews as well as guest webinars. She has hosted and facilitated in-person and virtual workshops involving productivity, decluttering, stress reduction, and vision boards. She has also been a featured speaker at the Amazing Women’s Retreat in New Fairfield, CT and a repeat guest speaker for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County. 

As a speaker, coach, and host of the Positively Living Podcast, she shares the powerful healing of simplifying, self-care, and structure.  Lisa teaches chronically overwhelmed clients how to declutter their lives inside and out and design customized systems and habits that allow them do less, live more, and breathe easier.

If you would like Lisa to speak to your group or be on your show, please email her or book a collaboration chat.

certifications & affiliations

Productivity Assessment Session $197

Overwhelmed not only by the “to dos” but the “want to dos”? A productivity boost session includes both an assessment and an initial coaching session to ensure you have your next steps in place. This one-time session  (with follow up) is a fast, effective way to jumpstart your productivity.

Positively Living Membership Community $11/month (Founding Members)

The Positively Living Membership Community offers you a simple solution that is accessible and affordable. Take action and receive accountability with community and coaching support on your terms. You’ll receive access to exclusive content including Q&As with special guests, workshops, coaching, and bonuses for founding members.

Time Management Intensive $597

Customized Weekly Template, Google Calendar Design, Time & Task Management

Do you wish you could toss your calendar and lists and start fresh with a system that actually works for YOU? In this half-day intensive you will sort through it all and come out with more than just a plan…you’ll have a process just right for you to move forward and make things happen.

Strategy Package $247

This heart-opening, mind-expanding, goal-setting package allows us to explore your personality, values, and challenges so you gain the clarity needed to determine your best steps forward. This package works as a stand-alone option or as foundation for accountability or group coaching. To be scheduled after the Productivity Assessment Session. Includes one extended strategy session and a follow up.

Accountability Sessions $197

Connect, update, strategize, and take action! You have time to get things done and video sessions twice a month help you stay accountable and stay on track. Automatic monthly package offers easy consistency.

Schedule a call to arrange this custom package.

Looking for something different? Let’s hop a connection call!

Virtual Organizing Intensive $227

Virtual Organizing is right for you if you…

•  have tried the DIY courses and books and are ready for one-on-one help.

•  are able to lift and move your own belongings (or have someone to help).

•  are familiar with technology (sending/receiving photos, meeting via video chat).

•  have personal or medical reasons why an on-site organizer is not a good option.

•  want to fast-track your progress or are working on a restricted budget.

Virtual Organizing is an effective way to get help when you need it while saving time and money doing the work you are able on your own.

If you have questions about virtual organizing, please schedule a connection call.